A-Level Sociology Growing in Popularity!
A-level sociology entries increased by 23% between 2018 and 2022.
Ethnic Inequalities in the U.K.
Most ethnic groups in Britain are poorer than the white majority.
The increasing cost of Christmas
25% of people say they can’t afford the Christmas they want in 2022, double the number from 2021.
Discrimination against LGBTQ people in the UK
This post summarises some of the most recent data on the extent of discrimination against LGBTQ people, and is aimed at A-level sociology students studying aspects of sex and gender and gender inequality across the A-level specification. The LGBTQ survey carried out in 2018 by the Government Equalities Office found that: LGBT respondents were less…
The Covid-19 Pandemic Exaggerated Health Inequalities in England
The Pandemic has increased health inequalities in England, according to a recent report by the Institute of Health Inequalities – Build Back Fairer – The Covid-19 Marmot Review: The Pandemic, Social and Health Inequalities in England. Prior to the Pandemic, from 2010 to 2020, health inequalities between the least and most deprived were increasing in…
The Economic and Social Costs of Crime
This topic is an important part of the Victimology topic, which students of A-level sociology will study as part of the Crime and Deviance option in their second year of study. The Economic and Social Costs of Crime in England and Wales The Home Office produces an annual report on the Economic and Social Impacts…
Who are the Victims of Crime?
How do patterns of Victimisation vary by social class, gender, ethnicity and age? Are some people more likely to be victims of crime than others? And how do the characteristics of victims vary by different types of crime? This post has been written for students of A-level sociology studying the crime and deviance module, it…
Why are Black People Stopped and Searched more Often by the Police?
The latest figures on Police Stop and Search show that black people are now nine times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched by the police. This is a key statistics relevant to the A-level Sociology crime and deviance module. And I must say this is a thoroughly depressing trend, as the…
How Did Lockdown Affect crime?
How has the pandemic and the societal reaction to the pandemic (changes in policing practices and lockdown) affected trends in crime? Some recent research sheds some light on this and offers us a useful update for Crime statistics. Langton et al (2021) investigated 13 categories of Police Recorded Crime during March to August 2020 to…